You have many over-the-counter options for whitening your teeth at home, but they do not always deliver what they promise and you can end up wasting your time and money. At Ingber Dental, we supply professional-strength teeth whitening kits that can be done in your home. At-home teeth whitening kits are a safe and effective procedure to conveniently brighten your teeth and eliminate stains. Dr. Kenneth Ingber and his team of dental professionals build your kit to satisfy your needs and goals so you get your best results. Your whitening kit will include mouth trays that make the whitening process more comfortable. If you are interested in enhancing your smile with a custom teeth whitening kit, contact our office in Washington, D.C. to schedule a consultation.
Depending on your needs and goals, there are several different Opalescence products that may be recommended to you, including:
- Opalescence PF is a home whitening kit that comes with custom mouth trays. Each tray can be worn for as little as 30 minutes or while you sleep for up to eight hours.
- Opalescence Go is also a treatment to be used at home that uses pre-filled mouth trays, which should be worn up to 90 minutes every day for 1 – 2 weeks.
When you would like to brighten your smile in the convenience and comfort of your home, we can recommend a customized home whitening. Your smile may seem dull or have yellow and dark stains that have accumulated over your lifetime. You may have tried store-bought whitening products but found them ineffective, uncomfortable, or damaging to your teeth. At Ingber Dental, the potency of the whitening solution is customized to your wants and goals so it is a great alternative if you have sensitive teeth. Home teeth whitening might be used alone or after an in-office whitening treatment to maintain your results.
What to Expect
Your at-home whitening kit will be put together with teeth bleaching gel and mouth trays. Prior to making your home whitening kit, a thorough examination of your teeth and oral health will be conducted in order to select the ideal whitening strength and formula. For dental trays, you can choose to have impressions taken of your teeth so custom trays may be created, but it will take longer to get them. Meanwhile, we supply professional trays that can be used immediately. Once your kit is ready, a member of our team will discuss the specific instructions necessary for each treatment, such as how long and how often to use your treatment.
Results will be dependent on the strength of the whitening solution, your initial enamel color, and how frequently you use your whitening treatment. As soon as you attain your desired shade, you can stop using your at-home kit. To maintain your results, you should keep a good oral hygiene routine and make lifestyle changes, including not consuming staining foods, beverages, and tobacco products. Furthermore, you should schedule bi-annual cleanings at Ingber Dental where stains can be polished away, plus annual dental exams so your overall oral health can be evaluated. You should keep your trays clean and in a safe place so if you would like to restart your home treatment, you would only need to purchase more whitening gel.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, which means it is generally not covered by dental insurance. At your appointment, we can talk about your cost estimates based on your options, go over payment methods we accept, and provide information on low-interest medical financing.
Home Teeth Whitening
With at-home teeth whitening from Ingber Dental, you can personally and conveniently brighten and improve your smile. Combining professional whitening products and a customized treatment plan, your home kit will be created to satisfy your needs and goals. To learn more about your home teeth whitening options, schedule a consultation at our office in Washington, D.C.